Online newspapers are now getting popular in Nigeria these days due to the fact that the Internet is now accessible to a lot of people who prefers to read latest breaking news on their mobile devices, tablets of even a computer.
While the printed newspapers still exist, top print media houses have embraced the new trend of having an online platform where they can disseminate their news stories easily to the public. This has created more profit for Nigerian newspapers not only financially but has expanded their reach to a more world-wide audience.
Here are top 5 best online newspapers in Nigeria today that provide latest and breaking news stories.
Vanguard Online Newspaper
Based on Alexa traffic rank, The Vanguard remains the most popular online newspaper website in Nigeria with the highest readership base. Currently ranked 8th most visited news site in the country, this platform also has its print version in circulation.
Vanguard’s high traffic base is due to the fact that they have presence on major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. They currently have up to a million followership on facebook and also a million followers on their Twitter handle.
Furthermore, they have sub-domains that are not entirely linked to their news site such as could like answers.vanguardngr.com, community.vanguardngr.com and others. Vanguard online newspaper has an estimated page views of 30 million daily.
The Punch is another top online news platform in the country that delivers accurate and timely information on happening events around the country. Their website, Punchng.com ranks as the 9th most popular site in Nigeria according to Alexa.
Also, Punch is one of the most read national dailies in the country which makes this publishing company successful when it comes to sales and circulation. They also have social media presence with their Facebook fan page reaching up to 2 million likes due to their unique news reporting.
The Nation Online Newspaper
The Nation newspaper online version was created in 2009 and has grown in readership since then. The only critic is that the news site has been reported to support APC due to the fact that its owner is one of the political party’s big wig. Aside that, this media house have a very neat and easy to navigate website layout which has attracted many advertisers to their platform.
Estimated visit to the Nation online newspaper website is about 600,000 visits per day and they have reasonable followers on their various social media platform.
Information Nigeria is also a good news platform without a print version but still competes favourably with other popular news websites in the country such as Guardian, ThisDay, The Sun etc. With over 12 million pageviews per day and reasonable organic traffic, Information Nigeria will one day be top in the country.
Sahara Reporters is owned by Omoyele Sowore and was created in 2006. They are seen as a controversial online news platform that deals mostly in investigative journalism. They are fond of uncovering what other media houses can’t uncover.
Sahara reporters also have a YouTube channel where its videos are stored. They have close to 5million daily page views with many followers on both Facebook, Twitter and Instagram respectively.
PoliticsNgr.com is also an upcoming online news platform making waves especially when it comes to latest political events happening in the country today. Be it political news stories, crime reporting, and business report, Politicsngr.com website has a quick and responsive design, so you don’t miss their daily updates.